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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5188

The (1) ecryptfs-setup-private, (2) ecryptfs-setup-confidential, and (3) scripts in ecryptfs-utils 45 through 61 in eCryptfs place cleartext passwords on command lines, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by listing the process.
Publish Date : 2008-11-21 Last Update Date : 2017-09-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 255

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N 2008-10-23 2008-10-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2009:1307: ecryptfs-utils security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22265 unix
RHSA-2009:1307 -- ecryptfs-utils security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29358 unix
RHSA-2009:1307: ecryptfs-utils security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091307 unix
The (1) ecryptfs-setup-private, (2) ecryptfs-setup-confidential, and (3) scripts in ecrypt... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9607 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5188

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 45 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 46 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 47 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 48 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 49 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 50 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 51 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 53 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 54 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 55 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 56 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 57 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 58 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 59 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 60 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 61 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ecryptfs Ecryptfs Utils 16

- References For CVE-2008-5188
OSVDB 50355
OSVDB 50353
OSVDB 49334;a=commit;h=06de99afd53f03fe07eda0ad9d61ac6d5d4d9f53 CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20081023 CVE request for ecryptfs
MLIST [oss-security] 20081029 Re: CVE request for ecryptfs
MLIST [oss-security] 20081029 Re: CVE request for ecryptfs
OSVDB 50354
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1307
XF ecryptfsutils-setupprivate-info-disclosure(46073)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9607

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5188

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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